Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sarah Smith

I am responsible, along with my assistant, Lesley, for organising all resident activities such as arts and crafts, poetry and reading groups, arranging outings in our mini bus and much, much more.

It gives me such a thrill to make every day special and fun for residents. Finding something for everyone is always my goal - from meetings with the University of the Third Age, doing exercises, art, singing or simply chatting to residents in their rooms. Making every day meaningful is my aim.
I count myself lucky to have such a fun job!

Activities at Wadhurst Manor

On a weekly basis we have many visitors to the home from the people like the University of the Third age and local small animal farms, who bring in their chickens and sheep. We also like to go out shopping and on day trips to local garden centres and when the weather is good picnics and tours of the beautiful local countryside. We have speciality days at the home which could be a theme of a country, or for specific times of year, including Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas. We have card games and art classes and a serious knitting team in the home who produce blankets and premature baby clothes for the local maternity unit.

 

Life at our home

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Art Exhibition

Residents at Wadhurst Manor had such a great time at the local art gallery and talked about it so much that we had to organise another trip! We were looked after so well and met so many friends of the home that it turned into a real social. Members of our art group were inspired; it will be interesting to see what they come up with during our next arts & crafts session.

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Musical Magic

Residents and visitors enjoyed a wonderful cello performance from Joanna Powell. It was a really lovely afternoon that was rounded off with some singing.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Grandparents Day

To celebrate Grandparents Day, we were joined by comedy juggler and magician, Stuart Clark, who put on quite a performance. Everyone got involved with the plate spinning and enjoyed the balloon modeling especially.

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Sandwich Making

Residents had a great time making sandwiches for their supper. Some of them could not wait to taste their creations. It also brought about a lot of conversation about making sandwiches for their children or for picnics in the park. Some residents were very artistic and enjoyed making use of all the colours.

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Memory Moments

We had several visitors to our first Memory Moments Café. After delicious refreshments and a talk by Sylvia Bryden-Stock, we enjoyed a 'Music for the Brain' session with Debra Skeen.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Garden Centre Visit

We didn’t let the recent spot of bad weather get us down; we just changed our plans and chose to enjoy an afternoon at the local garden centre. The coffee shop was a great success, with flat whites and cappuccinos and delicious cakes being enjoyed all round. Some residents wanted to do a bit of shopping in the gift shop whilst others just liked looking around and sharing stories of their gardens.

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Upcoming events

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Room Hire

We have a room available for weekly or monthly hire to members of the local community.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Coffee & Cake

Come along to our friendly and informal group to enjoy a chat over a hot drink and some homemade cakes,

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Don't Dine Alone

We know meal times can be lonely for some older people.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Tea and a Tour

Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.

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